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Profile: Nome’s Cultural Planners Group

Nome’s Cultural Planners Group is hosting a Fall Fun Fest in Nome this weekend. This is the third event the group has planned for the community, so KNOM’s Margaret DeMaioribus sat down with group spokesperson, Marjorie Tahbone, to learn about the how the group got started. Learn about the Nome Cultural Planners Group here: http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-22-profile-nome-cultural-planners-group.mp3  …

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Profile: Gold Miner Kenny Hughes

The town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. And this summer, KNOM has been talking with our gold mining neighbors. This week we talked with someone who was born in Nome. Meet Kenny Hughes. He began gold panning on…

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Profile: Growing Native

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Nome will be featured in the Alaska episode of Growing Native, an upcoming public television series about native people reclaiming traditional ways of harvesting and eating food. The seven-part series is directed by Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne and Arapaho filmmaker known for the critically acclaimed 1998 film Smoke Signals.  The Growing Native production team visited Nome…

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Profile: Shelby Anderson

Northwest Alaska is an area rich in heritage and culture. According to Anthropologist Shelby Anderson, it is a place where the past is relevant to the present and the future. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Portland State University. Although teaching in Oregon, she completes her research mostly in Northwest Alaska. Anderson…

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Profile: Bering Strait Relay Swim

Last Saturday, 62 people completed the first recorded relay swim across the Bering Strait – 53 miles in 41 degree waters – without wetsuits. The Bering Strait Swim Relay, organized by the International Ice Swimming Association, the Russian Book of Records, and other European partners, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the friendship flight from Alaska…

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Profile: Gold Miner Chick Trainor

The town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. At KNOM this summer, we’re taking time to get to know our neighbors in Nome who are working in the gold mining industry. This week we spoke with Chick Trainor. Hear…

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PROFILE: Ian Foster

Nome is in the midst of a second gold rush. The town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. KNOM is getting to know our neighbors. Meet Ian Foster. He came to Nome four years ago planning to mine for…

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MINER Profile – David Olson

This summer for KNOM Profiles we’re talking to a miner every week. With 205 off-shore mining permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources this summer, Nome is in the midst of the second gold rush. This week, we spoke with the man who was the very first to put a suction dredge in the…

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A Winning Solution to Youth Suicide

How can rural Alaskan schools prevent youth suicide? For the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, the solution was innovative– train trusted, peer-selected students to become school elders, counselors responsible for the happiness and well-being of their community–and the results have been extraordinary. Hear more:    

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Profile: Brent Tuttle

The State Department of Natural Resources issued 205 permits for offshore mining operations in Nome this year. In the midst of Nome’s second gold rush, the town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer these past few years. At KNOM this summer, we’re taking…

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